Articles Tagged: book reviews

Celebrity Vineyards – Book Review

post iconIn his book Celebrity Vineyards, Nick Wise tours celebrity vineyards in California, Canada, Italy and Spain. These vineyards are owned by actors, race car drivers, people in the music family and even the family of Walt Disney. In each winery profile, the author provides an overview of the winery, the winery’s history, the vintners connection to the winery or the desire to own a winery and tasting notes for the winery’s signature wines. It’s a fun way to look at wineries and makes me want to hit the road and try all of them. …Read More

Drink More Whiskey – Book Review

post iconIn Drink More Whiskey, Mr. Yaffee takes a new approach to examining the spirit that is fun, witty and bordering on irreverant. Mr. Yaffee doesn’t write a dissertation on whiskey in his book. Instead, it’s written as he speaks, as though Mr. Yaffee were discussing the topic with friends. Believe it or not, it’s a somewhat novel approach in the drinks book category. You generally see technical dissertations or cocktail books. …Read More

Liquid Vacation – Literary Monday

post iconThe book explores the history of Tiki, delving into the history of the genre, the masters behind the decor and their modern twists on the libations. I loved the book for the history, the lore and the decor alone. …Read More

Sips & Apps – Literary Monday

post iconSips & Apps is a fun cocktail and appetizer book from Kathy Casey. Ms. Casey is a trained chef who loves her cocktails. She consults on food, cocktails and pairing for many multinational companies and is the host of Liquid Kitchen on Small Screen Networks. Her training as a chef and love of cocktails shine through in this innovative work. …Read More

The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion – Literary Monday

post iconIf you are always looking for the perfect drink for any occasion, then this little book is the one for you. In The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion, the author will help you find drinks to help with the problems in your life, drinks that will impress a myriad of people and drinks for major life events. …Read More

Making Sense of Wine – Literary Monday

post iconMatt Kramer is a nationally renowned wine writer who has been writing and teaching people about wine since 1976. He brings an incredible amount of experience and expertise to the subject. In his first book Making Sense of Wine, Mr. Kramer puts this knowledge to good use. …Read More

Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails – Literary Monday

post iconMany, many moons ago, and not too long after we started DOTW (and before the recent cocktail revolution), we made a journey to Paris. We were excited to try the Bar Hemingway at the Ritz (where we were turned away for not being dressed nice enough) and even more excited to try Harry’s Bar. …Read More

Vodka Distilled – Literary Monday

post iconTony Abou-Ganim, one of America’s elder statesmen of mixology, recently released Vodka Distilled, a masterpiece on the subject of Vodka. Vodka is America’s most consumed spirit but is largely on the outs with the cocktail crowd. Mr. Abou-Ganim thinks that this is an unfortunate state of affairs, and I happen to agree with him. …Read More

In Search of Bacchus – Literary Monday

post iconIn Search of Bacchus is a great book for anyone interested in wine history in far flung places and wine tourism. Also, if you are interested in blueprints for exploring various wine regions, In Search of Bacchus could be a fun, yet unorthodox, travel guide. …Read More

The Book Club Cook Book – Literary Monday

post iconEach recipe was listed with the book that is accompanies. Each entry includes a brief overview of the book, the recipe and the reasoning behind the selection of the recipe. The recipes in the book come from the authors of the books, book club members from around the country and the authors of the Book Club Cookbook, which results in an eclectic mix of sweet and savory treats to try! …Read More

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